Actress Anne Archer became increasingly concerned with the plight of youth in today's world while bringing up her own children. After visiting the first World Literacy Crusade project in Compton, California in 1992, she saw firsthand the phenomenal results achieved through the use of L. Ron Hubbard's Study Technology among inner-city youth and homeless men.
She decided to help spread the word and became a spokesperson for Study Technology and Applied Scholastics, traveling to Washington, D.C. to spread the message to the nation's leaders.
Anne with her husband Terry Jastrow, Emmy award-winning sports television producer, helped produce public service videos as well as numerous charity events to help forward literacy projects.
In 1997 Anne helped open the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project, and has continued to act as a spokesperson for the cause.
“Sitting in our homes each evening we are bombarded by an avalanche of bad news. News that thrusts upon us this terrible plight that has reduced our schools to battlegrounds. Yet, I have personally seen ex-gang members reading with a thirst for knowledge, and a burning desire to catch up on the education they had missed. What can cause such a miraculous reversal? L. Ron Hubbard's Study Technology. Organizations such as the World Literacy Crusade and the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project are bringing about such miracles daily, hourly.
“The miracles from Study Technology become commonplace to the person who is versed in it. I have seen it for myself, helping youth from inner city areas as well as my own children.
“I have seen phenomenal results especially in teaching my younger son how to read. He went from hating it to all of a sudden understanding and having tremendous interest in what he was doing."